rockinrickyrobin: Yep P&D plan. Seems quite popular read round the various marathon forums.
I pushed out a 5 mile run into work this morning on a chesty flemmy cold. Not my brightest idea. Feel like death now. Gonna leave work early and get under a blanket with a lemsip. Then see how I am on Saturday for Parkrun.
Another Manchester runner here signing on to the thread.
I have started a 18 week training programme this week and am looking to finish this flat course in around 3:20 down from my previous PB of 3:39. Its a big ask, but that 3:39 came out of no structured training and just attending club sessions on a weekly basis.
So, my plan is to follow my schedule which starts at 33 miles per week and peaks at 55 miles per week.
Ive got some friends who ran in Manchester 2 or 3 years ago and they said it rained non stop the whole day and was the most miserable experiences of their lives. Apparently the race went down in running folklore for those who survived it. Heres to hoping for a sunny yet mild and calm day on April 19th anyway.
Manchester pal. 18 week plan for it started on Monday!!!!! Its all so real now. My plan actually is 30 - 55 miles weekly mileage and not what I stated before. That was the next level up.
It will be interesting to see how the 36 miles the schedule calls for pans out on Xmas week. yerrrr right.
The book was a class read though and I cant highly enough recommend it. I know a few of you here are going for the Hanson plan, so it will be interesting to see how we all get on towards our goals.
But roughly speaking my plan breaks the training into four 'meso-cycles' of 6, 5, 4, 3 weeks which are: Endurance, lactate threshold + endurance, race prep / fine tuning and taper. Its all proper science this and I will try and follow it as closely as my job and life lets me.
So I guess theirs a few of us running Manc now. Not seen it in the threads as still havent had a chance to read back yet, but knowing you lot, im sure a post match pint (or two) has already been suggested.
Hi guys. Long time no speak. Still crazy at work so have had no time to tit around on tinternet at work.
Ill have a good read tomorrow to catch up on the goss, but I hope everyones running okay over this pretty cold snap.
I started my manchester marathon training in earnest today and have actually decided to follow a proper programme this time. Ive gone for 'advanced marathoning' by Peter Pfitzinger. Book read and its on we go. Pretty good book backed with loads of science and a solid 18 week plan which sees me running 50 - 70 miles per week at its peak. Started tonight with a threshold run of 8 miles split 2-4-2. However the bloody job 'again meant I didnt get back from a business trip from Cardiff untill 9pm!!! So straight out the door in the rain and nailed a good 1st session. 8:10 warm up and warm down splits, with 7.07, 6.59. 7.11, 7.02 at threahold pace.
Buzzing that im training for a marathon again, and I look forward to contributing more regular again and sharing the journey towards our spring marathons together again.